Our supporters and veterans do some amazing things to support our charity.



Sir Arthur Pearson’s lieutenant – Mary Hamar Greenwood

Born in 1865, Mary was from Whitby in Ontario, Canada; her father John was a British émigré lawyer who became a mayor of Whitby. The eldest of six siblings, Mary studied nursing in the United States and went on to a distinguished career at the John H…

11 April 2017 18:00
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 27 High Street, Eton

Historical Photography Project discovers 27 High Street's past

Our first records show blind veteran Ernest Blundell occupying the shop. Born in 1891, he was a bricklayer from Cardiff who enlisted into the 11th Welsh Regiment in 1914 but was blinded three years later in Salonika, Greece.He joined our charity (th…

15 March 2017 11:00
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Our Historical Photography Project discovers VADs in Regent’s Park

They came to prominence during the First World War when their roles included administration of auxiliary hospitals and nursing homes. Many served in military hospitals, became ambulance drivers, civil defence workers, welfare officers or made clothes…

22 February 2017 16:00
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